I spent my High School years in Hughesville, Pennsylvania and absolutely hated it. Now that I’ve been away for more than six years, I’m returning and finding all of these quirks that the high school me never bothered to look for. If only I was the photographer then that I am today.
When I was released from the hospital in August I spent a month living with my parents. During that time they would drive me around so I could take photos of the town since it is changing so rapidly due to the Marcellus Shale boom. It was on one of these afternoons that my Dad told me about a firetruck back some alley, so we decided to go take a look. The owner came out and we got to talking. It turns out that he has been traveling the state of Pennsylvania with his wife photographing firetrucks for 20 years. When they came to Kratzerville they saw this truck for sale. His wife told him that if he didn’t buy it, she would buy it for him for his birthday. Now they rent the truck out for parades, weddings, and special events.
It just goes to show you that if you look hard enough there are interesting people everywhere.